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Discussion in 'Music' started by Bry_DD, Jul 17, 2003.
Anyone got this DVD yet? Just wondering how the picture and sound like? thanks..
top notch... please see existing threads
tried searching but doesn't work for me.. thanks.
Quick side note. Eating lunch at McDonalds today. San Jose, CA. They played a Cure song over Muzak system (the Cure themselves, not a Muzak version). I was chuckling (in a good way)...
Picture quality and image transfer are excellent, although the style of shooting is often conventional to the point of cliche. It's got that "live on TV" sorta style, with lots of slow track-in/track-outs, not unlike the camera work when a band's on a late night talk show (Letterman, Sat. Nite Live, etc).
Occasionally things get more interesting, like a few really cool effects during the "Disintegration" set that look like composite shots -- for example, a close shot of Robert in the foreground with a sorta fish-eye lens look while the drummer appears to be floating on the surface of a rolling ocean in the background. Pretty impressive effect and fits well with the music.
The sound quality is good, though by no means reference. I usually prefer the PCM track if there is one, but I don't in this instance. It seems a bit more immediate than the Dolby Digital, but it also sounds a little like an over-maximized CD. At any rate, this is one of the rare instances where I prefer the DD track, though it's anemic by comparison to the better DTS tracks out there ("Live in Paris", "Monterey Pop", etc.).
The performances are top-notch, and you may well consider these versions definitive. A good balance between technical perfection and emotional conviction, though the "Disintegration" set perhaps lacks some of the edge of the "Pornography" and "Bloodflowers" sets. Still, it's excellent and my favorite part of the whole show (I used to listen to "Disintegration" almost religiously) with the possible exception of the phenomenal encore of "If Only Tonight We Could Sleep" and "The Kiss". These last two tracks reach such an emotional and musical peak, that I really wish "Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me" was also performed in its entirety.
Recommended for anyone; highly recommended for Cure fans.
Yes! I think the "mainstream" is getting diverse enough to now begin to include a lot of what we all once called "alternative" music...